Meet Carter Emmart. He has spectacular hair and an unbelievably cool job title: Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History. And on Wednesday night at 7pm, he's bringing his badass 3-D Atlas of the Universe to Gizmodo Gallery.
Emmart's job is to take the latest discoveries about the universe and figure out how to show translate them into visions people can understand, using advanced imaging technologies and computational modeling. That's a mouthful. Some of the concepts tackled by Emmart and his team at the AMNH's Hayden Planatarium tackle are immensely complicated. They need to find a way to explain it to the average joe while retaining rigorous accuracy.
So on Wednesday night Gizmodo Gallery we're going to plug Emmart's huge map into the massive 80-inch LED Screen in our home theater, and Emmart is going to drop some knowledge on us. And on you, too, if you know what's good for you.
Carter Emmart Gives a Tour of the Universe
Wednesday 12/6, 7pm
Update: The event went great! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to get their brains rearranged by Carter Emmart and his incredible 3-D map. We've posted an short clip. If you're interested in learning more about the universe—you should be!—please check out the talk tonight at the AMNH, or any of the museum's monthly Astronomy Live presentations at the AMNH's Hayden Planetarium.
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